MEI-56406 Collaborative Robotics, 5 cr

Person responsible

Minna Lanz, Jyrki Latokartano

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course the participants know the principles of human-robot collaboration (HRC) solutions in different areas of industrial and services, and their technology maturity levels. Legistlation and relevant standard defining the basis for HRC will be introduced. Understanding will be deepened in personal study where relevant standards will be applied. Participants will have ability to conceptualise collaborative robotics enabled by modern technologies, including their business aspects.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Human-robot collaboration technologies in industrial applications  Suitable technologies available today. Legistative limitations of HRC.  Physiological limits of HRC  
2. Technology Maturity levels in human-robot collaboration  Trend analysis and expectations for the future  Acceptance in user groups (incl. standards and regulations) 
3. Principles of safe human-robot collaboration  Robot safety standardization  Standardization gaps and pre-normative actions 

Study material

Type Name Author ISBN URL Additional information Examination material
Other online content   Directive 2006/42/EC on machinery   EC       European machinery directive   No   
Other online content   Relevant standards listed   ISO       EN ISO 10218-1 EN ISO 10218-2 ISO/TS 15066 EN ISO 12100 EN ISO 13849-1   Yes   

Additional information about prerequisites
MEI-51006 can also be studied at the same time as Collaborative Robotics

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
MEI-56406 Collaborative Robotics, 5 cr MEI-45906 Design of Robot Systems, 5 cr  

Updated by: Latokartano Jyrki, 15.11.2019